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The Romney Marsh Wartime Collection is a unique collection of wartime equipment, remains recovered from aircraft crash sites and memorabilia collected and donated to the Museum since its formation in 1972. In July 1942 the Air Ministry started detailed work to convert a 300 acre site between the A2070 and the A2081 into an advanced landing ground. The airfield was due for completion on 1st March 1943, but was not finished until September that year. The airstrip (known locally as the Ivychurch airstrip) was first used by Spitfire IX's of No.122 Squadron. Also based there were Squadrons to combat flying bombs, in 1944, 129 Squadron and two Polish Squadrons Nos. 306 & 315.

So that details the history of the location, on to the car. The 235i coupe is powered by a 326 bhp 3 litre 6 cylinder turbo engine, David also specced the car up with a variety of M Performance interior and exterior accessories, this really sets the car off, especially the M3 CSL 19" alloys. The carbon fibre interior, alcantara steering wheel and M sport exhaust enhance what is already a great looking car. The weather was looking good and the museum although small in size had a mix of quirky backdrops, as the car photography shoot came to a close the heavens opened and gave us just enough time to grab some panning shots of the 235i in action.

In terms of camera equipment for the shoot I used the 50mm 1.2 lens and a Profoto B1, really enjoyed using the 50mm this last week and decided to keep it for all of the car photos, on a full frame camera it is a joy to use. The Profoto B1 flash is superb for lighting car interiors and exteriors , especially when mixed with daylight as it provides plenty of fill light.
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